Functional medicine implements a systems-oriented medical approach that works to identify and understand the underlying causes of an illness or condition. Functional medicine takes a holistic approach that treats the individual rather than the symptoms or disease. This personalized approach Often times requires individual genetic and environmental research to obtain a deeper knowledge of the patients health status. Many forms of therapy may be applied during the course of treatment to provide the optimum wellness outcome.
Functional medicine is a more patient-centered and holistic approach to managing health and well-being and one of the health services available at the Wellife Center. The focus of functional medicine is finding and treating the root cause of your symptoms or disease.
Your health and wellness needs are unique and influenced by many factors, including your genetics, lifestyle, and environment. When searching for the underlying cause of your health concern, the team at Wellife Center evaluates all of these factors.
Your body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. Once you understand the underlying factors affecting your health and well-being, you can make changes to activate and accelerate your body’s natural healing powers.
At Wellife Center, the team uses a combination of conventional, alternative, and naturopathic therapies and treatments for functional medicine to optimize your health and wellness.
Anyone struggling with a complex chronic health condition can benefit from functional medicine at the Wellife Center. Some of the health conditions that the anti-aging, functional, and regenerative medicine practice manages include:
With functional medicine, the Wellife Center aims to treat you rather than your symptoms or disease. They work one-on-one with you, serving as a partner in your health journey. The team provides you with the support, tools, and guidance you need to control your symptoms or disease and your health.
When visiting the Wellife Center for a functional medicine consultation, you can expect a comprehensive exam. The team reviews every detail of your medical history, as well as your daily routine, usual diet, exercise habits, and stresses.
They also ask about your home and work life. After a physical exam, the team runs lab tests to assess your overall health and provide diagnostic data that indicates the root cause of your symptoms or disease.
Functional medicine testing may include DNA testing, food sensitivity and allergy testing, and micronutrient testing. The team may also run blood work to check hormone levels.
The team uses the diagnostic data from your tests to create your personalized treatment plan.
The team at the Wellife Center creates individual functional medicine treatment plans based on the underlying cause of your symptoms or disease. Your plan may include:
In addition to alleviating your current health concerns and symptoms, your functional medicine treatment plan may prevent future health problems.
To schedule your functional medicine consultation at the Wellife Center, call the office or book an appointment online today.